Travel & Tourism in Uganda

Travel & Tourism in Uganda
Backpacking and safari tours abound in the African nation of Uganda, but dress accordingly during the rainy season between September and November. Groups on a mission or working abroad travel to Uganda for environmental and civic building initiatives that promote international goodwill.

Tour Operators

The Association of Uganda Tours Operators places standards of practice for affiliated tour organizations that provide air, luxury and budget safaris and customizable itineraries.


Individuals can travel in foreign countries by joining environmental initiatives. Organizations like i-to-i, which partner with the Year Out Group of volunteers working abroad, organize trips to countries like Uganda.

Entebbe International Airport

International airlines from the United States, Europe and Africa fly into the Entebbe airport located 40 kilometers from the capital city of Kampala, Uganda.

Mount Elgon National Park

Climbing and hiking enthusiasts can ascend Mount Elgon, an extinct volcano towering to 4,321 meters (14,177 feet). The park features caves, hot springs and waterfalls for sightseers.

Lake Bunyonyi

This lake in southwestern Uganda has been home to 200 species of birds. Visitors can go camping or sleep in cottages alongside the lake that also offers swimming and water sports opportunities.

Article Written By Matt Becht

Matt Becht is a freelance filmmaker from Cleveland, Ohio. Becht’s college curriculum included courses in English composition, creative writing, and scriptwriting. He began writing professionally in 2009, and has been published in eHow,, and Becht holds a Bachelor of Arts from the Scripps College of Communication at Ohio University.

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